Reading in America: Literature and Social History
'Books and the society in which they are created are intimately connected. The authors of 'Reading in America' demonstrate the validity of this thesis. Nothing yet published resembles this book. It is wide-ranging, rich, original and substantial.'
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 1st 1989 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published 1989)
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There were only two essays that I enjoyed reading in this book: "Literacy Instruction and Gender in New England" and "Sense and Sensibility: A Case Study of Women's Reading in Late-Victorian America." The other essays were dry, scholarly, overly formal, and very boring.
Cathy N. Davidson served from 1998 until 2006 as the first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University, where she worked with faculty to help create many programs, including the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and the program in Information Science + Information Studies (ISIS). She is the co-founder of Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, HASTAC (ha...moreMore about Cathy N. Davidson...